OVU Juneteenth Field Day Festival 2022

Come be a part of the celebration at the Juneteenth Field Day Festival on June 19th between 1p – 5p, located at Pittsburgh Yards, 352 University Avenue SW.

2022 Community Investment Fund Grant Opportunity

Eligibility

Eligible groups/organizations must:

  • Build on the strengths and assets already existing in the community;
  • Show the capacity to complete funded activities by Friday, December 30, 2022; and
  • Have either an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status or a fiscal agent who has an IRS tax exemption. Applicants must provide a letter from the fiscal agent indicating their willingness to serve in that capacity and describing the roles and responsibilities of the relationship. They also must provide the fiscal agent’s IRS tax exemption letter. Awarded grant checks will be issued to the tax-exempt organization, which must have a business bank account (and indicate possession of one).

Preferred attributes include:

  • demonstrating broad community support and engagement;
  • addressing significant community issues and having clear benefits for the entire neighborhood;
  • having a plan for sustaining the project beyond the initial Foundation investment; and
  • providing a reasonable budget that does not include compensation for time.

Ineligible projects/organizations include:

  • for-profit businesses and/or government/public agencies;
  • nonprofits that have more than three full-time paid staff members and an annual operating budget of more than

$150,000;

  • projects that only benefit an individual or household rather than the broader community;
  • lobbying or strictly religious programming;
  • organizations that have a CIF Board member serving as a senior staff, consultant, or Board member; and
  • nonprofits or community-based organizations that do not demonstrate active leadership by NPU-V residents.

Note: AECF has a separate neighborhood event sponsorship fund (up to $400) for onetime events, please contact Natallie Keiser nkeiser@aecf.org for the application.

Grantee Requirements

Selected grantees must:

  • attend the grantee orientation on June 9, 2022, to receive the first distribution of funds;
  • submit a final report with itemized receipts (Grantees who do not submit reports will not be eligible for consideration in future rounds of the Community Investment Fund); and
  • schedule and invite their assigned CIF Board member to visit their project.

How to Apply

In addition to submitting a completed application with all requested information, your submission should include a clear budget with a request of no more than $5,000. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Please send completed applications to Alice Jenkins at caseygrant@fundforsouth.org and cc: alice@fundforsouth.org (email preferred) or mail to:

Fund For Southern Communities

4153 – C Flat Shoals Parkway /Suite 314 Decatur, GA 30034

ATTENTION: Community Investment Fund Application

Available Support

We host annual grant-writing workshops for applicant questions and support. However, due to the impact of

Covid 19 this will be done virtually on Tuesday, April 26, 2022  at 6:00 pm via ZOOM

(Link to register for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-2qqj0jG9bawxtj2NZH3ZP_uJtsqY2S 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

An additional grant-writing workshop will be offered on May 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm via zoom: (the link to register for the workshop is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlce6gqDwiHtVNaNbu1PxUmTb3APzVEYUG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions

If you have questions, please contact Alice Jenkins at (404) 371-8404 or alice@fundforsouth.org or the Community Investment Fund Advisory Board members:

Rahkia Williams, Chair

James Collins

Alicia DeCriscio

Janice Dudley

Christine Frazier

Margaret Hooker

Brandi Oates

Yolanda McKinney

Sallenya Taylor

NPU-V APRIL UPDATES

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
The meeting will be held on Monday, April 11th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112

Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#

Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.
If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

See you there!

CreateATL Announces The Collective

To our Friends and Neighbors in NPU-V:

As an Atlantan who leads our community, you know the work it takes to create a better Atlanta. That is why today we are excited to share more about CreateATL – a collaboration space and community-centric development that adapts to the needs of our neighbors. We provide flexible, affordable space for entrepreneurs, start-ups and neighbors across shared work areas in the historic Adair Park neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta.

By providing the new leaders of tomorrow space to grow their idea and connect with community, we empower purpose-led entrepreneurs to integrate into the neighborhoods they serve. This generation of Atlantans will solve our city’s greatest challenges through the nonprofits, businesses, and organizations they build to deepen their roots in the city we all love. We call this group of business leaders The Collective, and they define a generation that demands that businesses serve people and planet along with profit.

Members of The Collective receive:

·  24/7 dedicated and shared workspace

·  Business center, podcast/editing suite and meeting rooms

·  Hosting and participating in networking events

·  Entrepreneurial support programming


We are now open for applications to be a founding member of The Collective through April 10th. We welcome the support from you and your network by spreading word across all digital, in-person and print platforms you may use. Please visit CreateATL Media Resources to find the press release, images and supporting material.

Tag us @createatl on social media (our team will follow up to send you a CreateATL swag bag featuring designs from some of Atlanta’s best artists) and schedule time for a tour if you’d like to visit us.

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Dana & Pouya

Dana Xavier Dojnik, COO, Culture, Happiness & Growth
Pouya Dianat, Community Organizer

NPU-V UPDATES AND MORE…

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.

The meeting will be held on Monday, March 14th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112

Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#

Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

See you there!